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Troy Sadler

Hot Topic Teaching

Thanks to a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, UNC School of Education researcher Troy Sadler will continue to study how to engage students in scientific learning by building lesson plans centered around socio-scientific issues — hot topics of interest to young people — like COVID-19, climate change, and vaping.  

The Delta Variant

Infectious disease expert David Wohl of UNC School of Medicine shares insight into the rapid spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant across the United States and urges anyone not yet vaccinated to get a COVID-19 vaccine immediately.

Will Moderna Require a Booster?

UNC School of Medicine’s Cindy Gay, who leads the clinical trial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, discusses the long-term efficacy of the vaccine. While more studies are necessary to determine whether a booster will be necessary, Gay says she is hopeful Moderna will provide protection to vaccinated individuals for years.

What To Know About The Delta Variant

In this article, Lisa Gralinksi, a professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses the Delta variant of COVID-19 and shares insights on its symptoms as well as how effective vaccines are against the variant.

Potential Universal Coronavirus Vaccine

UNC researchers from the School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a universal vaccine that could protect against COVID-19 as well as other coronaviruses and dangerous variants. With promising data from mouse models, the team hopes this new vaccine will prevent a SARS-CoV-3.

A medical kit for monitoring glucose levels

Type 2 Diabetes and COVID-19

Data from early in the pandemic suggested individuals with type 2 diabetes faced twice the risk of death from COVID-19 and a greater risk of requiring hospitalization and intensive care. Carolina experts from the School of Medicine and Gillings School of Public Health found that certain kinds of diabetes medications may help.

COVID-19 Impacts for Individuals On Probation and Parole

Research on COVID-19 among people involved with the criminal legal system has focused on people in jail and prison, but the impacts among people on community supervision have remained unknown. UNC Public Policy’s Carmen Gutierrez conducted a study to address this important research gap.

Pandemic Mental Fatigue

In this Q&A, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, chair of UNC Psychiatry, says we need to acknowledge this difficult time, be good to ourselves, and not be shy when it comes to asking for help.

Preschool During the Pandemic

This video series from the FPG Child Development Institute’s Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center shares the successes of practitioners and families across the country in supporting preschoolers during COVID-19 through technology.

Adjusting to the New Normal

COVID-19 cases are dropping, but the virus still remains deadlier than the flu. UNC psychiatrist Austin Hall spoke with WRAL about how people are adjusting to the new normal.